Join Us at The 5th Annual Toast to Tots!
Bring a toy or purchase a raffle ticket to enter ($10). Promote the message with #ToastToTots and invite your friends to join us! Bring your DANCING SHOES and prepare to have a blast.
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Fundraising for the 21st Century Independent Producer
A 6 week class designed to eliminate panic, inspire courage, and teach you how to build a systemized, actionable fundraising plan to produce your best work!
6 Weeks Starting in January – Pre-registration is open!
6:30pm – 9pm
At our office: 79 Madison Ave, between 28th & 29th, Suite 1210
With Guest Instructor Sasha Eden
We believe you don’t have to sell your soul to create captivating, innovative work. Creators often struggle with maintaining their authenticity and artistic flow when the time comes to raise money. Join BVEW for a fundraising class for both new and experienced producers, taught by Sasha Eden, Actor, Producer and Co-founder of the critically acclaimed non-profit production company, WET Productions.
Topics covered in this 6 week class include:
- How to find and secure funding for your work
- How to throw a fundraising event that raises money and increases your audience
- How to build a budget that is achievable and supports you, your work and your team
- How to incorporate your creativity into building a fundraising strategy
- How to incorporate effective marketing tools that will yield larger funds
- How to identify and represent the financial value of your work
- How to organize your database and create effective tiers of funding
- How to establish and maintain lasting relationships that support your current and future projects
- How to maintain your authenticity and artistic flow while fundraising
- How to systemize your fundraising so it can be manageable, effective and inspiring
And much, much more. You will walk away with a budget that supports your project and your life, and an actionable, systemized plan for raising it.
Sasha Eden is an Actor and Producer; she is the recipient of The Harlequin More Than Words Award for being a “real life heroine” and was selected by The UTNE Reader as one of the 25 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World. Sasha approaches producing and fundraising with the goal of building mutually beneficial partnerships. She has built each of her fundraising campaigns with creative vision, a sustainable schedule, a sense of adventure, and an understanding that each and every person involved in building a production is equally important, and there to serve the greater whole. Inspired by her own experience, as well as her work as a consultant for other independent producers, this class was created to help everyone get over the hurdle that repeatedly inhibits the best producers and producing artists: raising money, talking about money, looking for money, obsessing about money, and money itself.
Throughout her work at WET, Sasha successfully developed and implemented fundraising plans and initiatives, raising millions of dollars for productions and operational support. Each year, she increased her estimates, surpassed her fundraising goals, stayed on or under budget, met all deadlines, and stretched every dollar through invaluable in-kind partnerships. Sasha has raised funding for her productions through donations and investments provided by individual philanthropists, sponsors, crowd funding initiatives, benefits, and grants. Esteemed institutions and companies who have supported Sasha’s productions include: The New York Community Trust, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, The Washington Square Fund, Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, Time Warner, Altria, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, SELF Magazine, the Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council for the Arts.
For experienced and new producers, actors, writers, directors, dancers, and simply anyone interested in seeing their work come to life. It is suggested that attendees come to the class with a project or company in mind that they will be actively raising money for once the class ends. Not sure if this class is right for you? Email us at email@example.com.
Participants must register with a project in mind. Pre-registration is open below. After you register, you will be sent a link to pay for the class.
Members also receive a free session with BVEW’s founders to go over your business plan, as well as a free download of our online Sponsorships & Partnerships workshop ($150 value).